The council will discuss the termination of the city manager and the city attorney during an executive session Tuesday.
The council will discuss the termination of the city manager and the city attorney during an executive session Tuesday.
If Congress makes good on its promise to repeal parts of Obamacare, by 2019 an estimate 2.55 million Texans would no longer have coverage, resulting in greater financial pressure on local governments, healthcare providers and the insured, according to a new public health study.
Enter a Dickinson Independent School District campus and you will see students and teachers actively integrating technology into everyday lessons. Students in today’s classrooms have access to a wide range of technology which is designed to ensure they have what they need to be college- and career-ready and succeed in the new digital era.
The Galveston Project for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (Discovery Club) is a program that provides services to children (those that do not have a fixed, permanent residence). We make sure that the students in the Galveston Independent School District have an equal opportunity to get a quality education. Our office provides transportation as needed, gives school supplies and uniforms, helps arrange free/reduced priced meals and offers and assists with other services throughout the school year.
Graduating University of Houston-Clear Lake students will celebrate their accomplishments with faculty and university leaders, including deans and President William A. Staples, as well as Hunter the Hawk, at the Soaring Hawks Celebration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Atrium II of the Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
College of the Mainland offers degrees, certificates and classes entirely online and Affordable Colleges Online has ranked it No. 10 in the 2016-17 list of Best Online Colleges in Texas.
Galveston College offers an intensive 16-week program designed to give students the skills needed to go to work in the industry as a pipe fitter and begin the National Center for Construction Education and Research certification process in pipe fitting.
The sixth annual Adopt-A-Grant program began Dec. 1 in the Friendswood Independent School District. If you happen to be at one of the district schools you will know it’s Adopt-A-Grant season by listening to the teachers cheer as they watch to see the red sold sign go across their online grant.
“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” — David Warlick
The picture that comes to mind when the words “home school” are uttered may be something along the lines of a mom and a young student, ensconced in a corner of a dining room, surrounded by books, papers and maybe an electronic tablet.
The College of the Mainland board of trustees and presidential search committee will host public forums with each of the four top candidates for COM’s presidential position. Each finalist will attend two question-and-answer sessions in the meeting room at 1501 Amburn Road, Appomattox Suite 4, in Texas City. One candidate will be present from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Dec. 6.
These public servants donate their time and talents to ensure that all of our children have the best public schools we can provide. These trustees attend meetings, workshops, training, read detailed reports, listen to parents’ concerns and do the hard work to benefit the students and the community at large. And make no mistake about it, the whole community benefits from good schools.
There is talk in Texas once again about calling a special session of the legislature to attempt to remedy the inadequacies and unfairness of the current funding of public education.
The Galveston College Island Potters Guild will host their annual holiday sale from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Galveston College Atrium located on the main campus at 4015 Ave. Q. For more information contact Beth Thomas, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, at 409-944-1309.
Dickinson Independent School District students, staff and parents will have plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit as the schools are planning many different fine arts performances and holiday activities.
Future university students and their families are invited to explore University of Houston-Clear Lake at Saturday Campus Visit Day from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
Galveston College recently received a No. 1 ranking for community colleges in Texas, according to a report released by www.schools.com.
About 30 seventh grade students at Central Middle School Media Arts Academy are getting the chance of a lifetime as participants in Space Center Houston’s Exploration Academy, developed in collaboration with experts at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.
We are proud in Santa Fe Independent School District that we see evidence of sharing every day in our district. Teachers share their knowledge, skills, talents and love with their students. Also, students, staff and parents share their resources.
Thanksgiving is a season for recognizing the abundance of opportunities and blessings that are given to us. Because education has been such a key part of our culture, sometimes it can be taken for granted. Therefore, we should add education to our list of things we are thankful for.
Final applications and documents for undergraduate students transferring from a community college or another university and former, nondegree seeking students must be submitted by Jan. 17 for spring 2017 admission at University of Houston-Clear Lake.
A new pipefitting program at College of the Mainland will prepare students for a rapidly growing career in refineries, manufacturing and power generation.
Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston 2017 classes. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 10, 24, March 10, 24 and April 7. The cost is $350 per registrant.
Dickinson Independent School District has dramatically reduced energy usage throughout the district since implementing an energy management program six years ago. In fact, Dickinson ISD has saved over $4.2 million in energy costs since 2011 and now has the lowest energy use per square foot cost when compared to 45 other local school districts.
It’s not too late to help keep University of Houston-Clear Lake’s campus beautiful by joining other workers on Habitat Volunteer Work Days held each Tuesday in November.
Registration for the 2017 spring semester and the winter mini-semester starts today at Galveston College. Classes for spring begin Jan. 17 and classes for the mini-semester begin Dec. 16.
Samuel Brody, a professor of marine sciences at Texas A&M University-Galveston, was recently named one of the system’s regent professors for the 2015-16 year by the Texas A&M University Board of Regents.
Galveston Independent School District is holding town meetings 6 p.m. Thursday to give the community an opportunity to discuss school reconfiguration and what a future graduation of Galveston ISD will look like.
“Botty!” That’s what Hitchcock’s Stewart Elementary Robotics Club has named our VEX IQ Robot. Stephen Steinbauer and myself are the Robotics Club coaches and we have set a precedence on campus by creating a STEM-based club (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The Alpha program offers students identified as gifted and talented a variety of mini-courses to explore certain content areas in deeper detail than what time permits in their regular classrooms.
In public and private schools across Galveston County are thousands of dedicated and effective teachers inculcating academics, values and modeling maturity for their students.
Dickinson Independent School District students will have a variety of ways to honor Veterans Day and remember the sacrifices made by the men and women serving our country in the armed forces. For many of the students, these individuals are near and dear to them, including their parents, grandparents or other close family or friends who have served or are serving in the military and will join the students to be recognized at campus programs.
Friendswood ISD Education Foundation held its second annual Sporting Clay Fall Fundraiser on Oct. 31. The top team’s bragging rights were up for grabs with Harvey Builders being the inaugural top team winner of last years sporting clay event.
As we celebrate our veterans on this Veterans Day 2016, I feel grateful as the daughter of a Korean War veteran to be honoring our veterans this week. For someone like me, stories of the war and the sacrifices he and his fellow army “buddies” made literally jump off the pages of his scrapbooks. How wonderful it is to see the spirit of patriotism through the eyes of a veteran!
Gardeners and garden-lovers are invited to the kickoff meeting of the Clear Lake chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, sponsored by the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Environmental Institute of Houston.
Learn more about how the College of the Mainland’s Adult Education Department is changing lives and sign up for classes at an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the COM Learning Resources Center Auditorium, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.
Galveston College’s Student Government Association extends an invitation for the general public to come to the Fall Festival in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Hermes Center Gym, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
Oppe Elementary to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month with fall feast.
October is designated annually as National Principals Month to recognize the essential role that principals play in school achievement and student success. Being a school principal is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week job because the school is constantly in your thoughts. It has to be because, as the leader, a principal is responsible for faculty, staff and most importantly, the students. According to research, student performance is one of the most common indicators of principal effectiveness.
Fortune Magazine is known for its original wise sayings which it offers on a wide variety of topics. One of the better known such sayings attributed to them goes, “Some people will lie, cheat, steal and back-stab to get ahead — and to think, all they have to do is read.”
Approximately 1,600 employees are busy each day educating 11,000 students throughout Dickinson Independent School District.
Members of the island community, you recently received your property tax bill from the Galveston County Tax Office. Unless you are a taxpayer age 65 or older or disabled for whom school property taxes are frozen, you noticed that your taxes are probably higher than last year because of property value increases. This is true for most taxpayers, even though the Galveston Independent School District tax rate remained the same as last year and at $1.155/100 valuation and continues to be the lowest tax burden of any school district in the county.
As a way to kick off almost an entire week of events, Clear Creek Independent School District will honor those who serve, or have served our country through military service during the district’s football games on Friday.
Do you need to get your healthcare providers CPR card? All participants who complete this course and pass the written exam will receive an American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Providers CPR card that is good for two years. The cost of the course is $66.
Galveston College is 50-years-old!
Procurement professionals can learn how to maximize inventory control and how to negotiate deals in two back-to-back two-day seminars as part of the Purchasing/Supply-Chain Certification Program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Center for Executive Education.
What is truth? Students can give their answers to this question — and earn scholarships — at the next Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium Academic Symposium April 21 at College of the Mainland, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.
A University of Maryland professor, who will collaborate with researchers at Texas A&M University-Galveston, will be inducted into the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study as one of its 2016-17 class of Faculty Fellows.
The National School Lunch Program has served our nation admirably for more than 60 years through advanced practices and nutrition education, and is dedicated to the health and well-being of our nation’s children. The National School Lunch Program has been joined through the years by many other excellent child feeding programs, and there is evidence of continued need for nutrition education and awareness of the value of school nutrition programs.
Lately, everyone seems to be talking about STEAM. This acronym, which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, has become a hot topic in the world of education and in the business community. The practice of teaching by incorporating these concepts into multidisciplinary lessons is revolutionizing education approaches across the country, even for children in preschool.
Learn about lessons in medical ethics during a presentation at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Bayou Building, Forest Room, at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
The 2016-17 Galveston College Lecture Series, Preserving Our Gulf: A Balancing Act, continues with Dr. Tasha Metz, lecturer in the department of marine biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Dr. Metz’s presentation is titled “Sea Turtles of the Gulf of Mexico.” The lecture will be 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing on campus, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
The impression Kelsey Nakken walked away with was one of unbounded optimism.
As we approach the holiday season, a 16-year tradition in the Dickinson Independent School District is continuing to make sure families in need within the school district have food.
As Clear Creek High School and its relative schools in Clear Creek Independent School District start their 2016-17 school year, they face many changes. One of these changes in particular is the beginning of a new method of teaching in English and language arts classes.
Shanghai will be the theme for the 2017 annual gala fundraiser for the Friendswood Independent School District’s Education Foundation.
Sinister, classic movie soundtracks will soar eerily to life in a free Monster Musik concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fine Arts Building at College of the Mainland, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. It commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.
Two new online programs launching this month in Dickinson Independent School District will provide elementary parents with additional resources to help reinforce the reading and mathematics skills students are learning each day in the classroom. ReadyRosie is designed for parents of prekindergarten students, while BringingUp provides opportunities for kindergarten through third-grade students by sharing online tips, strategies and resources specifically designed for in-home support.